Writing & Citations


  • Your ability to communicate effectively in written form comprises a large portion of your success in the class. You are expected to put together engaged and well-written assignments. All written assignments (including blog posts) should be your original work, be professional and well-organized, make a clear and compelling argument, contain a thesis statement, fully cite all sources, and use textual evidence and exposition.
  • Penn’s Writing Center. Open Sun-Fri. FREE! Make an appointment or just drop in.

MLA Format:

All assignments (including blog posts) should use Modern Language Association format. Sources:


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